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NBAA Update #08-23
Monday, June 09, 2008

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Business Aviation News & Issues
FAA Issues Legal Interpretation on Carriage of Political Candidates
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has responded to an inquiry from NBAA regarding the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, which changed the law with respect to what candidates for federal election must pay when traveling on non-commercial aircraft. To fully implement these changes, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) must update its regulations, but has been unable to do so because of a lack of confirmed commissioners. Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations directs operators to FEC regulations for guidance on permissible reimbursement when transporting federal candidates. As current FEC regulations are inconsistent with the act, operators were uncertain if reimbursement could be accepted. The FAA responded that Part 91 operators can accept reimbursement based on the provisions in the act while FEC regulations are developed. For additional information, visit:

Aircraft in WATRS Plus Asked to Include New Remarks in Flight Plan
The West Atlantic Route System (WATRS) Plus route structure redesign and separation reduction became effective on June 5. The reduced lateral separation standards will only be applied to aircraft that have filed correctly annotated flight plans. Aircraft operating in the WATRS Plus control areas that have required navigation performance 4 (RNP4) or RNP10 certifications are asked to include this information in the remarks section of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) flight plan. Users should enter the remarks NAV/RNP4 or NAV/RNP10 in section 18 of the ICAO flight plan in addition to listing the letters R and Z in section 10. Furthermore, all flights entering the New York Oceanic Control Area/Flight Information Region must address ICAO flight plans to KZWYZOZX and to the AFTN address for the appropriate U.S. Air Route Traffic Control Center. For more information, visit:

UK NATS Announces Changes in the London TMA
The United Kingdom National Air Traffic Services (UK NATS) has announced a number of changes to air traffic procedures in the London Terminal Maneuvering Area (LTMA). These changes include an inbound speed trial to reduce airborne holding, changes to dependent parallel approach operations at Heathrow Airport and the implementation of new area navigation approach procedures at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. For more information, visit:

NBAA On-Demand Education Offers Resources For Safety, Security and More
In an effort to promote career development for business aviation professionals, NBAA, in partnership with Impact Media Solutions, provides on-demand education through distance learning courses on the Association's web site. Selected conference sessions and informational resources are available by streaming online or video CD-ROM. Some offerings are free and others can be purchased by package or pay-per-view. Resources include a three-part ground safety support video series focused on aircraft towing best practices; a podcast of Dr. Andrew C. Wicks' presentation at the 2008 NBAA Leadership Conference; and video recordings from the 2008 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference on topics including flight planning, personal use of business aircraft and security. To access these multimedia resources, visit:

Cutter Aviation

Regional News
FAA Issues Notice on TEB-5 Standard Instrument Departure
The FAA has issued an information for operators (InFO) notice to alert those departing Teterboro Airport (TEB) via the TEB-5 Standard Instrument Departure (SID) of common errors that may lead to deviations from published altitude restrictions. Based on reports made to the Aviation Safety Reporting System, the FAA has determined that the most common deviation is failure to level off at the initial altitude of 1,500 feet before reaching TEB 4.5 DME. Operators are encouraged to implement procedures such as setting the altitude alerter to the initial altitude requiring level off to avoid deviations. For additional information, review the notice at:

U.S. Open Air Traffic Expected to Impact San Diego Airports, June 8–16
Due to the U.S. Open Golf Championship currently being held in San Diego, CA, increased air traffic demand is expected at San Diego-area airports from June 8 to 16. No special traffic management program will be required in conjunction with this event, however, operators can anticipate traffic management initiatives, including the possibility of GAAP ground delay programs and en route spacing. Departure delays are possible on June 15 and 16 due to the expected high volume of flights out of the San Diego area. Operators should note that departure curfews at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will not be extended for the event. For more information, contact NBAA's GA Desk at

Access Threat for Burbank's Bob Hope Airport
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport (BUR), has completed an FAA Part 161 Study (Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restrictions), which proposes a nighttime curfew at the airport. Part 161 lays out the methodology for proposing Stage 3 aircraft noise and access restrictions, as well as the procedures the FAA must use to evaluate those proposals. NBAA is concluding a detailed evaluation of the entire study and will formally comment on behalf of all NBAA Members prior to the June 13 comment deadline. To view the Burbank curfew proposal and provide comments to the study, visit:

Ohio Group Meeting to Feature NBAA's Bolen and Penne
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold its summer meeting on June 25, the day before NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Dayton, OH. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Dayton International Airport (DAY). The agenda will feature NBAA's Vice President, Membership, Connie Penne and aviation educator Dr. Tara Harl. The meeting will be followed by a dinner reception at the Dayton Engineers Club, where NBAA's President and CEO Ed Bolen will be a featured guest. RSVP by June 12 to ORBAA's Jennifer Wainscott at For more information, visit the ORBAA web site, where more agenda details will follow, at:

FAA and GA Desk Reps at NBAA Regional Forum in Dayton, OH
The next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum is coming to Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH on June 26. The event is a one-day learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community. It will feature approximately 30 aircraft on static display, 60 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. In addition, FAA Air Traffic Control Traffic Management personnel will be available at the NBAA GA Desk/FAA Booth throughout the day. To register and learn more, visit:

CBAA's Annual Convention and Trade Show Coming June 16 to Toronto
The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) will hold its 47th Annual Convention, Trade Show and Static Display from June 16 to 19 in Toronto, Canada. The four-day event will feature nearly 100 exhibitors, 25 business aircraft on static display, seminars and forums and extensive networking opportunities. The trade show and static display will be held at Landmark Aviation and Skyservice Aviation facilities at Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Additional convention activities will be held at The Westin Bristol Place Hotel near the airport. To learn more, visit:

PNBAA Meeting Set for June 19 Will Move to a New Date
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) has canceled its meeting scheduled for June 19, and the new date will be announced soon on the group's web site. Stay tuned for further details about the upcoming meeting, including featured presenters, topics to be covered and sponsorship information. In the meantime, for more details, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at, or visit the PNBAA web site at:

Baldwin Aviation

NBAA Flight Attendants Conference to Cover Flight Crew Fatigue
The 13th Annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference (FAC) will be held from June 27 to 28 in Tucson, AZ, where Dr. Mark Rosekind, president of Alertness Solutions, will present "Fatigue for Aircrews in the Global Environment," a session on managing fatigue to maintain safe operations. The session is recommended for cabin professionals of all Standards of Excellence in Business Aviation (SEBA) levels. NBAA's SEBA Program offers guidance for continuing education and development within distinct business aviation disciplines. Additional session topics at the FAC include the impact of regulation on flight attendants, security issues for international travel and global health issues. To register online or review the agenda, visit:

Two NBAA PDP Workshops Offered This Month in Tucson, AZ
This month, NBAA will offer two Professional Development Program (PDP) Workshops in Tucson, AZ. First, from June 23 to 24, NBAA will offer the Flight Operations Manual Workshop, which will prepare individuals to draft a fully compliant flight manual. Second, from June 25 to 26, NBAA will offer the Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop, which will educate flight department managers about compliance, safety, finances and other important topics. Both Workshops will be held at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort. For more information, or to register, visit:

Five NBAA Scholarship Applications Now Available Online
NBAA has made the applications for five NBAA scholarships available online: the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, which benefits students at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions; the NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, for students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; the USAIG PDP Scholarship, for students at NBAA/UAA institutions offering NBAA's Professional Development Program; the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, for students in airframe & powerplant (A&P) programs at approved Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147 schools; and the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, for undergraduates pursuing careers in business aviation management at NBAA/UAA institutions. All applications are due August 1, and are available for download at:


Upcoming NBAA Events
Flight Operations Manual Workshop
June 23–24, 2008, Tucson, AZ

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
June 25–26, 2008, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 26, 2008, Dayton, OH

13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 27–28, 2008, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2008, Bedford, MA

12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 4, 2008, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Record Keeping and Regulatory Compliance
October 4, 2008, Orlando, FL

17th Annual NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 4–5, 2008, Orlando, FL

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 4–5, 2008, Orlando, FL

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 4–5, 2008, Orlando, FL

PDP Course: Goal Achievement and Conducting Valuable Performance Reviews
October 5, 2008, Orlando, FL

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam
October 5, 2008, Orlando, FL

61st Annual Meeting & Convention
October 6–8, 2008, Orlando, FL

Maintenance Manual Workshop
October 9, 2008, Orlando, FL

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 9–10, 2008, Orlando, FL

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